Joe has already done a great job recapping last night but I want to give my thoughts as well. The Jets picked up a scotch double by selecting a versatile player who is able to play the end and nose in the 3-4, which are two obvious needs for the Jets as we have gone over. I really like Wilkerson, and we should expect to see him in the starting line up when the Jets open up against the Cowboys. This could be a potentially bitter sweet pick as fan favorite Shaun Ellis’ future with the Jets is very much up in the air now.
Everyone is talking about how Wilkerson can be Haloti Ngata 2.0, and I agree, I am excited to see what Rex has in store for Wilkerson. Muhammad is very athletic and is able to shed blocks and get to the QB, he will instantly improve our pass rush and now the Jets can look on to what they are going to do today.
The Jets were able to wait and get their guy in the first round but I am not so sure they will be able to do that again. Look for the Jets to trade into the 2nd round and pick up a player like Akeem Ayers, Brooks Reed, Aaron Williams, Rahim Moore, Brandon Harris, or maybe even Marvin Austin or Stephen Paea.
Two miscellaneous thoughts about the draft: Da’Quan Bowers knee must be SCREWED UP. I mean there is so much talent there, he was in serious contention for the number one pick; he might be the unhappiest man in America after not cracking the first round. Can you imagine how much money he just lost? Also, the Patriots trading out of the first round was maybe the most unsurprising thing that has ever happened. I mean I saw that from a mile away, and I really hope they don’t take Brooks Reed with the first pick of the second round like idiot Mel Kiper has them doing.